Thursday, April 08, 2021

Bruce Harry Dinwiddy, CMG 1946-2021

 _.Bruce Harry Dinwiddy, CMG, who died 1 April, 2021, aged 75, was a colonial administrator, and sometime Governor of the Cayman Islands.

He was born 1 February, 1946, the son of Thomas Lutwyche Dinwiddy and his wife the former Ruth Abbott, and was educated at Winchester, and New College, Oxford.


1973–1974: FCO (Central and Southern African Dept.); 1974–1974: UK Mission CSCE, Geneva (Second Secretary); 1974–1975: FCO (Hong Kong and Indian Ocean Dept.); 1975–1977: UK Delegation MBFR, Vienna (First Secretary); 1977–1981: FCO (Permanent Under Secretary's Dept.); 1981–1983: Cairo (Head of Chancery); 1983–1984: FCO (Personnel Operations Dept.); 1985–1986: FCO (Assistant Head, Personnel Policy Dept.)' 1986–1988: FCO (Counsellor on loan to Cabinet Office); 1989–1989: FCO (Career Development Attachment, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Ebenhausen); 1989–1991: Bonn (Counsellor); 1992–1995: Ottawa (Deputy High Commissioner); 1995–1998: FCO (Head, African Dept (Southern), also Commissioner British Indian Ocean Territory, 1996–1998); 1998–2001: Dar es Salaam (High Commissioner); 2001–2002: Secondment to Standard Chartered Bank; 2002–2005: Governor and President of the Executive Council, Cayman Islands, &c.

He married in 1974, Emma Victoria Llewellyn [born 28 February, 1951], scion of the Llewellyn baronets, daughter of Sir David Treharne Llewellyn [1916-92], Conservative MP for Cardiff North 1950-59, and his wife the former Joan Anne Williams, OBE [1916-2013]. Emma Dinwiddy is a first cousin of Sir Roderic [Roddy] Llewellyn, 5th Baronet [born 9 Oct, 1947], the lover of the late Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.

Bruce Dinwiddy leaves a son, Thomas and a daughter, Celia.


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